Cancer-Causing Benzene in Dry Shampoo

Migliaccio & Rathod is currently investigating various beauty brands after a Valisure study showed an alarming amount of cancer-causing Benzene found in dry shampoo samples. The study reveals that 70% of the brands tested contained large quantities of the chemical. According to the American Cancer society, the main way benzene increases the risk of cancers like Leukemia is by breathing it in through the air. This makes contaminated dry shampoos all the more dangerous. Eleven of the samples from this study had Benzene levels over ten times higher than that allowed for drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Valisure, a laboratory registered with the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) also notes in their report that Benzene has been determined to not only cause cancer, but also poses a significant threat to marine ecosystems and U.S waterways from which we get our drinking water. The fact that there is any amount of benzene in these aerosols presents a danger to the individual consumer and the public at large. Migliaccio & Rathod wants to hold these companies accountable for the dangerous toxins they have carelessly included in their dry shampoos.

Brands included in the study in which Benzene was found:

  • Not Your Mother’s
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Sun Bum
  • Batiste
  • DP Hue
  • OGX
  • San de Janeiro
  • Redken
  • Sebastian
  • Klorane
  • IGK
  • CHI
  • Garnier Fructis
  • Pureology
  • Amika
  • Hask
  • Drybar
  • Biolage
  • Eva NYC
  • Kristin Ess
  • Bumble and Bumble
  • Cake
  • L’Oreal
  • Kerastase

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